George R.R. Martin Says His ‘Game Of Thrones’ Ending Will Be Released & Will Be Different…But Also Not

The Playlist | 5/21/2019 | Charles Barfield
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Winter came. It’s done. It’s over. Now, all that’s left is the destruction. That’s basically the best way to describe the aftermath of Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” series finale. Watched by a record number of folks on HBO, the episode instantly polarized fans and left many wondering how much of series’ creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss took from author George R.R. Martin and how much they ignored.

Well, according to Martin, fans of the novels will find out. Seriously. He swears he’s going to finish those books.

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“Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it is,” Martin wrote on his blog. “‘The Winds of Winter’ is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and then will come ‘A Dream of Spring.’”

Whether you believe the author or not about the certainty that he’ll finish his world famous novel series is another issue entirely. That being said, in a perfect world, he will write the last two books and close out the story that he began decades ago. And Martin says that when the final book is written, his version of the ending might be different than what Benioff and Weiss gave fans on Sunday. Or maybe it won’t be different. Or it will. Who knows?

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How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different?” wrote Martin. “Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.”

Take that for what it’s worth.

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Obviously, the books were on a different trajectory than the series, as many plot points from Martin’s source material was either altered or scrapped entirely when adapted. So, even on the most basic level,...
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